Ron Brown Would Rather You Weren’t Gay in His Locker Room, Thanks

In an extremely thorough and thoughtful blog entry at the Huffington Post (seriously, I encourage you to go read the whole thing), Outsports.com co-founder Cyd Zeigler is calling for Ron Brown, assistant football coach at the University of Nebraska, to be fired. Brown is a Christian, and one who goes well out of his way to [Read More…]

Oklahoma Adopts Godly State Motto

Oklahoma didn’t have an official state motto before… but Rep. Danny Morgan is about to change that. His legislation — House Concurrent Resolution 1024 — will soon make the new motto: “Oklahoma — In God We Trust”: WHEREAS, while the words “In God We Trust” were added to United States coins in 1864, it was [Read More…]

FFRF Sues Over ‘Year of the Bible’ Resolution

In response to Pennsylvania legislators declaring 2012 the “Year of the Bible,” FFRF is filing a federal lawsuit (PDF) against state officials… … and they’re doing it with a record number of plaintiffs: The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. FFRF names as defendants State Rep. Rick [Read More…]

Hide That Naughty Word from All the Christians!

When I wrote I Sold My Soul on Ebay, the Christian publishers had two rules regarding my writing: 1) Every mention of God had to be capitalized. (It didn’t make a difference to me.) 2) You can’t swear. (It wasn’t an issue since I usually don’t, anyway…) After that, they let me write whatever I [Read More…]

The 2012 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism Goes to…

The “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism” is given out by the Harvard Secular Society on behalf of the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and the American Humanist Association. The first year, the award went to Salman Rushdie. The second award went to Greg Graffin, the lead singer of Bad Religion. Then, it went to [Read More…]